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WhatsApp is rolling out a new feature to disable reactions in channels
Feb22

WhatsApp is rolling out a new feature to disable reactions in channels

Photo by Anton on Pexels.com WhatsApp is rolling out a new element to disable reactions in channels. The feature, according to WABetaInfo, is now available to some beta testers of the app. This will ensure that channel owners can focus on a more effective communication environment within their channels. It will also ensure that discussions are always centered on the topic and free from unwanted distractions. Prior to this update,...

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WhatsApp Rolls Out New Text Formatting Options
Feb22

WhatsApp Rolls Out New Text Formatting Options

WhatsApp New Formatting Options  WhatsApp has introduced a slew of new formatting options within its platform. It is a bid to enrich user experience and enhance communication dynamics.  The company announced the recent update that brings forth features like bulleted lists, numbered lists, inline code, and block codes. The goal is to facilitate users in expressing themselves more effectively and efficiently.  Adding...

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WhatsApp is working on favorite contacts
Feb21

WhatsApp is working on favorite contacts

Credit: WABetaInfo WhatsApp wants to make it easier to call your regular contacts. The chat app is reportedly working on a new favorite contact feature that is set for a future release. According to WABetaInfo, WhatsApp is already working on a feature that will provide users with more convenient call placement by adding contact shortcuts to the calls tab. This will simplify the process of initiating a call to those contacts you call...

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WhatsApp to roll out third-party chat support
Feb07

WhatsApp to roll out third-party chat support

WhatsApp is finalizing plans to allow other messaging networks, including Telegram, into its network. In a recent interview with Wired, Dick Brouwer, an engineering director at WhatsApp, said the app is preparing to allow other messaging networks in its app. “There’s real tension between offering an easy way to offer this interoperability to third parties whilst at the same time preserving the WhatsApp privacy, security, and integrity...

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WhatsApp is working on its nearby Bluetooth filesharing feature
Jan21

WhatsApp is working on its nearby Bluetooth filesharing feature

Recall that WhatsApp recently launched a feature that allows users to share files as large as 2GB. Now, WABetaInfo reports that WhatsApp is working on a Bluetooth file sharing element for nearby users. The new tool will make file-sharing easier and more attractive on Android. When using the tool, both parties (the recipient and the sender) will need to open the “Share Files” section on the app and remain there until the process is...

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WhatsApp updates Channels with voice notes and polls
Jan19

WhatsApp updates Channels with voice notes and polls

Credit: Social Media Today Channels on WhatsApp now have a few extra features. Channels now have voice notes, in-stream polls, and a new feature that allows you to share public Channel posts as a personal Status update. In-stream polls Going forward, Channel admins will be able to send out polls to their audience. This provides an additional way to spark group engagement and get feedback from users on specific topics.  With the...

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